Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 24, 2011

Albuquerque Protect Peaks Action Aug. 25, 2011

Albuquerque Day of Action - Aug 25

When: Thursday, Aug 25th - All day 9am to 5pn

Where: Southwestern Regional Forester Office
333 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM

Why: Since May 25, 2011, the owners of Arizona Snowbowl, with the support of the U.S. Forest Service and the Flagstaff City Council, have laid over five miles of a 14.8 mile wastewater pipeline and have clearcut over 40 acres of rare alpine forest on the Holy San Francisco Peaks in Northern, AZ.
The Peaks are Holy to more than 13 Indigenous Nations.
They are a place of worship, a place where deities reside, a place where offerings are made, where herbs are gathered, where emergence has occurred, and a location where other sacred religious practices take place .
The USDA, the agency in charge of the Forest Service, has been holding hearings on protection of sacred places due in part to the Peaks controversy.
Urge the Forest Service's Regional Forester and USDA to immediately place an administrative hold on all development on the San Francisco Peaks!

The Forest Service and USDA can stop this desecration and eco-cide!

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